Pam Marsden Named Head of Production at Sony Pictures Animation

Exec had been EVP of production

Pam Marsden has been promoted from to head of production for Sony Pictures Animation, the studio announced Tuesday.

As EVP of physical production for Sony Pictures Animation for the past six years, Marsden has been responsible for supervising all projects on the Sony Pictures Animation slate and recently has been overseeing every aspect of the studio’s growth.

Sony Pictures Animation — which is drastically increasing its output starting in 2017 with three theatrical features, two series, a short film and a direct-to-home feature — nearly tripled the size of its staff over the last year.

Marsden produced Sony Pictures Animation’s hit comedies “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” and its sequel, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” Before joining Sony Pictures Animation, Pam produced Walt Disney Feature Animation’s first computer animated feature “Dinosaur” and the home entertainment feature “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas,” featuring the first CG Mickey Mouse for Walt Disney Pictures’ DisneyToon Studios.

“I am very fortunate to have Pam as my partner,” Kristine Belson, president Sony Pictures Animation, said in a statement. “Not only has she masterfully led the dramatic growth of our operations and creative community, she’s done it all with positivity and humor which I am thankful for every day.”

Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming films include “Smurfs: The Lost Village” due April 7, August’s “The Emoji Movie” and November’s “The Star,” retelling the first Christmas from the point of view of the animals.